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Latest posts by KT53

Gardening gloves and sweaty hands

Posted: 10/08/2015 at 22:36

'Pottering...'  my comments weren't pointed at you.

border plants to plant now

Posted: 10/08/2015 at 19:55

It's certainly not the ideal time to get new plants as they will require a lot of watering until they settle in.  I am in the same situation of needing things to break up the bareness and give a bit of interest.  A couple of crocosmia will definitely give me some colour and a miscanthus for a bit of additional height where I'm digging out a bamboo.

Gardening gloves and sweaty hands

Posted: 10/08/2015 at 19:49

I just use good leather gloves for most gardening jobs and they are also pretty thorn resistant.  As they are breathable I don't get any problem with them getting wet and sweaty inside.  If they do get wet on the outside I just leave them either in the window of the shed or under the car port.  They get the sun in either location and are nicely dried for when I next need them.

I have a lot of sympathy for Mowerman as I have also discovered some people here very ready to pick fights for no good reason.  Suggestion, if you have something useful, or helpful, to say then say it, otherwise button it!

At least it's well watered

Posted: 09/08/2015 at 09:50

Welshonion, it must be wonderful to be perfect.  I don't think a couple of extra hours of watering is going to send the local water supply into crisis.  The bed I was watering is sheltered by a fence and actually gets very little water even when it rains hard.  We are in the process of a complete garden redesign and the plants need the water.

Maybe better to be in receipt of all the facts before getting on your high horse.

At least it's well watered

Posted: 08/08/2015 at 18:53

Harsh Welshonion.  Get out of the bed on the wrong side today did we?

Hidcote Manor

Posted: 08/08/2015 at 18:52

That is very true Berghill.  All it needed was a bit of lateral thinking.

Hidcote Manor

Posted: 08/08/2015 at 16:30

Final part of the road is quite narrow but I'm sure I've seen motorhomes in the car park in the past.  You could call them just to be certain. 01386 438333

At least it's well watered

Posted: 08/08/2015 at 16:27

No we aren't on a meter.

At least it's well watered

Posted: 08/08/2015 at 09:24

About 8pm yesterday I put the sprinkler on to soften the ground ready for digging today.  I asked the missus to remind me at about 9 as I have a head like a sieve when I get involved in other things.

Fast forward to midnight - just nodding off when the missus says "Did you turn the hose off?".  Shot out of bed and out the back to turn off said hose.

As the title says - at least the ground is now well watered

I have to stop feeding the birds in my garden

Posted: 06/08/2015 at 17:48

There is plenty of natural food available to birds at this time of year so, other that p***** the birds off and making them work for their dinner, stopping feeding them now won't cause any real problems.  If it was the middle of winter and the feeders were the only source of food it might be different.

My priority would be to remove the food source which is attracting the rats.

Discussions started by KT53

Getting back into fruit & veg growing

any decent books? 
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Stuck for a plant idea

'memorial' plant 
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If they could take their words back.

Latest GW 
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Last Post: 03/01/2016 at 22:46

Bye-bye bamboo

...eating my words. 
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Last Post: 14/08/2015 at 07:44

At least it's well watered

forgetting you've left the sprinkler on. 
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Last Post: 10/08/2015 at 00:05

Suggestions needed

Replacement for bamboo grove. 
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Last Post: 01/08/2015 at 11:25

Leaking connections on Hozelock watering system

How to stop them. 
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Last Post: 02/07/2015 at 18:43

Dahlia buds forming but not opening

Turning brown from the tips. 
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Phyllostachys aurea canes dying

Canes dying from the top. 
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Last Post: 01/06/2015 at 17:54

Fargesia nitida overgrown

Best way to get back under control 
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Last Post: 23/05/2015 at 20:10

Can somebody identify this one?

Mystery plants appearing. 
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Last Post: 15/05/2015 at 14:01

Malvern Spring Garden Festival

back on track. 
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Last Post: 10/05/2015 at 08:17

When gardens fight back

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Last Post: 19/02/2015 at 06:41

****** NHS box tickers. I need to vent

Stupidity of the NHS. 
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Last Post: 12/11/2014 at 18:56

Clear timber preservatives

Any experience? 
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